Residential schools found lacking in facilities

State Minorities Commission chairman Khusro Quraishi warns action against officers

“The officers in-charge of ensuring facilities for students are not discharging their duties diligently. Hence government will be recommended to take action against them,” he said after visiting various residential schools for minorities students in the district on Tuesday.
Disclosing that he was really pained by the pathetic state of affairs at the residential schools , he pointed out that there are only one bathroom and two toilets at Morarji Desai Residential School, with a student strength of 50 in Mulbagal. The situation is no different at pre-matric residential schools. It has come to notice that 75 pc reservation has not been provided to Muslim students at Morarji schools. “Prima facie, there appears to be misuse of funds meant for providing facilities,” he observed.

The government has provided several benefits for minorities. However, quality food is not being served to students at schools. There is neither light nor fan at hostels. While students should be provided with a bed, even mattress is not available at the Morarji school in the City. “The grants have been misused and I have discussed the issue with Deputy Commissioner N Prabhakar and Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer G V Rangarao,” he said.

Officers say that students are not coming to residential schools. “No one will come to residential schools if there is no proper arrangement for food and boarding,” Quraishi noted.

The chairman obtained information on regular payment of salary to teachers. He informed that the Commission will conduct programmes to create awareness on the facilities provided by the government for minorities, from October. Attention will also be drawn to implementation of Prime Minister’s 15-point programme.

Meeting held

Kureshi later held a meeting with the Deputy Commissioner and Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer. The conditions of the residential schools for minorities were discussed at length during the meeting. District officer for welfare of Backward Classes, Alla Baksh was present in the meeting and give information on the schools.

Meanwhile, district general secretary of Janavadi Mahila Sanghatane, V Geetha, who was present there brought to the notice of the chairman that Rehamath Nagar and Shehensha nagars, dominated by Muslims lack basic facility. She urged Kureshi to visit the locality to know the state of affairs.

DH News Service

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